On May 24th, one hundred brave souls will embark on a journey. They will encounter fields of vineyards, lavender and freshly planted crops. They will endure paved and gravel roads. They may be forced to dance along the route. Before they reach the finish line they will have to run around an old rusty tractor. It will all be worth it once the reach the new frontier-Norman Hardie Winery. They will be rewarded. The are no medals of honour in this run but rather glasses of wine, cider and beer that will celebrate their achievements! Our small group of Star Wars friends took to the run route today to see what the 2014 Terroir Run runners will face… this is their journey.
Distracted by the statue at The Old Third, the commander had to have a glass of Cider to settle him before heading to battle
Found this guy at Broken Stone Winery – he was trying to refuel on Pinot Noir
Yoda has a zen moment at Closson Chase Vineryards
Over and out from Lacey Estates. Vineyard in good shape? Check. Wine chilled? Check.
This droid decided to make a pit stop and recharge at The Grange Winery water station
The battle at Hinterland was fierce to protect all of their bottles of bubbly!
Our troopers couldn’t get in to explore this new found star – Trail Estate Winery. Word is the runners will!
Karlo Estates is not on the route but they refuel the force at Benway Road and Greer Road
Luke – your father is not here at By Chadsey’s Carins – keep running!
Just when he thought he was done, he came across the tractor at Rosehall Run and new…it was almost over
Can you see the force amongst the sign? Norman Hardie Winery – the finish line!
Forget the finish line – our runners aim is the wine-line! While we may pass 9 County wineries along our 11km route we don’t drink their wares along the way, rather, we enjoy the fruits of their labour (and ours) at the final stop. Each participating winery has been asked to feature one of their wines.
We’re excited to launch the first of many runs through wine countries across the globe! We celebrate great legs and great body!
Our inaugural run on May 29th, 2011 is in beautiful Prince Edward County. It’s about the journey as much as the destination.
Join us in Wine County of Ontario. Our run will take us from The Old Third along Closson Road past Closson Chase Vineyards, Lacey Estates Winery, Lift Haus Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery and Hinterland Estate Winery, down Benway Road to Greer Road past Casa Dea Winery, and finally around the tractor at Rosehall Run Winery to the finish line at Norman Hardie Winery
10.7 km of county roads, a kick-ass local lunch (wood fired Flammen Kuchen pizza and Vicki’s Veggies spring green salad) and great Ontario wines, of course!
More details to come shortly including online registration!